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Principal - Thomas Read Elementary: Kindergarten - 3rd grade

Dannielle McGuire, Principal
Dannielle McGuire, Principal

Hello, I am Dannielle McGuire, the Thomas Read Elementary Principal. I am proud to be a Shelby Tiger! A little bit about my background,  I was born and raised in Northern Michigan. I graduated from Elk Rapids High School and then moved on to Central Michigan University to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, soon after I went to Michigan State University and received a Master's degree in Educational Leadership. I am currently finishing my Ph.D. in Reading, Language and Literacy with a Cognate Minor in Educational Leadership and Policy at Wayne State University.

I started my teaching career for Grand Rapids Public School, I moved to the Metro Detroit area and taught in Detroit for a couple of years until I got a principalship in Taylor. In 2004, the great love of my life, my boy, Sam was born. I got the opportunity to move back to the Traverse City Area for a job in Suttons Bay. It was only after being home for seven months before severe financial issues caused the district to merge the elementary principal position with the high school principal position. When they say one door closes- another opens -I have found that to be true and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome because this led me to Shelby. My family loves it here.  

Samuel, Cindy (Our Cavalier King Charles Puppy), and I love to swim, build Lego sets, read and enjoy bon fires on the beach. I enjoy sewing and quilting! 

Thank you for sharing your children with me every day. There is not a day that I don't feel appreciated and loved by our little tigers - They can turn a bad day around in a blink of an eye! I love my job and am so happy to be apart of the Thomas Read school family. 

 Principal McGuire